recent sort of events that have occurred, but believe that we will continue with the same progress that we have made and again that's by pure suing violent offenders and targeted enforcement as opposed to throwing a net out and trying to arrest multiple offenders. >> investigators found 46-year- old richard mills stabbed to death near clifton park and 22- year-old jaw knell mcfadden killed near johns hopkins hospital. >> these homicides are pretty fresh so to speak and detectives are still running them out. it's just early in the investigation. so as a result we're asking anybody who has information on any of these incidents over the weekend to please contact police. we mean it. >> this follows a string of violence during the independence day celebration where there was a tourist from alabama who was murdered. police did make an arrest this weekend in that case. there was also a 4-year-old boy shot by a stray bullet. police say they have no new leads in that investigation. back to you.
>> thank you. more tonight at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. if you know any information about any of these crimes, your tips can be made anonymously. one of baltimore's most famous auto dealers has died. bob bell has died of leukemia. he started with the ford motor company and expanded into chevies, nissans and kias. he was 78 years old. just moments ago president barack obama addressed the nation on the country's growing debt. the government has just days to work out a budget deal before defaulting on loans for the first time in history. we have the story. >> reporter: president barack obama is not giving up on his so-called grand bargain, a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. >> i continue to push congressional leaders for the largest possible deal. >> the president held a news conference this morning to highlight the urgency to cut a deal on reducing government spending. >> i'm prepared to do it.
i'm prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. >> but after a weekend of meetings, republicans and democrats appear to be far apart. the big sticking point is taxes. the president says any agreement must include revenue increases but republicans are fiercely opposed. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> if no deal is reached by august 2, the u.s. may not be able to borrow money to keep the government running and could default on its massive loans. >> if they don't act we face cats troverric damage to the american economy. >> some republicans favor cutting spending by $2 trillion. they use the obama administration of scare tactics claiming the u.s. has the money. it will not default and that there is no reason to panic.
>> both sides are scheduled to meet again later today. two years after being rescued from her kidnappers, jaycee dugard talks about her time in captivity in a television interview. >> her nightmare began in 1991 when she was snatched from a school bus stop by a couple at the age of eleven. she was held captive for 18 years. she spoke out about being raped and giving birth to her captor's child with diane sawyer. >> i felt like i wasn't alone anymore. i had somebody that was mine and i knew i could never let anything happen to her. >> both of her captors pleaded guilty and they remain behind
bars. back to you. >> her memoir will hit bookstores nationwide tomorrow. two men can thank the coast guard for their lives. last night the men jumped in the harbor near bond street to take a swim. they needed to be rescued instead. emergency crews were able to pull both men safely out of the water. a multi-million dollar hotel fire is under investigation this noon. on saturday the days inn at baltimore national pike went up in flames. 160 guests were safely evacuated. investigators say that fire started in a locked storage room on the 7th floor but are still not sure what sparked it. the temperatures are rising this noon. take a live look outside. the question we all have is just how hot will it get? we have marty bass in the outback and bernadette woods joining us. >> good afternoon. we're going to start out with temperatures. it's already 88 degrees in
baltimore and 90 in washington, d.c. even in the mountains approaching 80 degrees. notice the dew point, 71. that's a high level for a dew point. that's why the air is so thick outside. it makes it feel like 94 in baltimore. the heat is on. it's going to continue for a little bit. here's marty. >> thank you. of course, with heat we get some stagnant air. we have a watch, warning and advisory graphic. code red advisory in effect for the baltimore metro region and up the i-95 corridor. closer to washington, d.c., it's a code orange. we don't have good air over our slice of the mid-atlantic today. tomorrow much of the same, as we see heat and humidity increase. we could be real close to 100 degrees tomorrow and break a record that goes back to the early part of the last century.
bernadette woods will have that discussion and we'll talk about some really nice relief coming our way. back to you. more roadwork in preparation for the baltimore grand prix could wreak havoc downtown this week and next. beginning today there are lanes closed off on the northbound side of light street between key highway and pratt street, the science center and harbor place. that should last two weeks. conway street will be repaved tomorrow through thursday. the lineup for the virgin mobile fest is out. celo green is the biggest name headliner. it will be at merry weather post pavilion on september 15. >> sounds good. still ahead, from twilight
to ashes, one of the sights of the popular series catches fire. working in space, the crew of space shuttle atlantis gets cracking on the final mission. take another live look outside. the forecast is coming up. medicare. it doesn't cover everything.
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media mogul rupert murdoch is doing damage control as there is flu fallout from britain's phone hacking scandal threatening his media empire. >> media mogul rupert murdoch faced a mob of reporters as he met with his em battled c.e.o. rebecca brooks in london. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking coverup that happened on her watch. cameras caught murdoch reading sunday's final edition of the "news of the world." the paper ended a 168-year run after news broke that journalists were hacking into phones of murder and terrorism victims for stories. >> there will have to be some kind of massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible.
>> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption involving 9/11 victims. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop saying news of the world reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week with the case of millie doweller, a british teen murdered in 2002. her parents met with britain's deputy prime minister monday. police say journalists from news of the world hacked the victim's voicemail and deleted some messages giving her parents false hope she was alive. authorities have arrested at least eight people so far, almost all journalists. some believe the scandal could soon hit america. >> the news of the world has lots and lots of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s. >> for now murdoch is trying to keep the scandal from derailing his $19 billion bid to buy a lucrative british satellite company.
investigators are looking into allegations that police were paid for information including details about senior members of the royal family. today the baseball fan who fell to his death at a texas rangers game last week is being laid to rest. shannon stone fell 20 feet on thursday night going over a rail while trying to catch a ball that was tossed up to him. he was a firefighter in brownwood, texas. an oregon hotel made famous by the "twilight" series goes up in flames. the viewpoint inn went up in flames this weekend. it was built in 1924 and hosted franklin roosevelt and charlie chaplain. astronauts on the space shuttle atlantis are delivering supplies today. they're unloading enough food, clothing and other provisions to outfit those on the international space station for up to a year. nasa is looking at whether
space shuttle atlantis will need to dodge a piece of space junk. this is the final mission of the shuttle fleet. still ahead, stick around, scorching temperatures are on the way. the forecast is coming up. first here's a look at today's midday stocks. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,
welcome back. a nice place to be out on the water today. that heat is starring to crank. temperatures already 88 degrees in baltimore. some 90s out there. the dew points are sky high. when they're in the 70s, that's why you see that thickness in the air. you factor that together, it feels like 94 in baltimore, 98 in easton, 90 for most of the state. so because of that heat and humanity, there is a code red heat alert in effect, air quality alert in effect in the baltimore metro region, for the washington, d.c. met row is a code orange, before everyone in the sensitive breathing group, not the best air quality today and probably not tomorrow. these southerly wins will continue to bring the heat and high humanity our way.
couple of these sections of got innocent hundreds the last few days. that's the ware that we're pulling from. it's coming our way because of this front right here. this is the next one that will affect us. there is the chance for a late day shower or thunderstorm over the mountains. that could spread across the state tonight. then tomorrow this front will pass by to our north. as it does, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible. here's the front, comes in over night, continuing tomorrow. by wednesday it does get out of here. when it does, it will turn around to the north. they'll push all of that heat back off to the south by thursday and friday. for today we're getting up to 94 degrees for our high. tonight chance of a shower or thunderstorm, then again tomorrow chance of a shower or thunderstorm. it will be warm during the night, hot during the day. the record for tomorrow is 97.
we could match or break that. >> thank you. still ahead, a very freak flier, a traveling salesman hits a milestone the majority of us will never see. here the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for updates anytime go to wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
there is yet another reason to keep your children away from second hand smoke. a new study finds kids are more likely to become smokers if they're around people who light up. also children exposed to second hand smoke are 50% more likely to develop disorders like adhd or learning disabilities. there's growing evidence too little sleep could be tied to weight ghain. a study of 30 men and women found those who got very little sleep ate more and did not burn any extra calories. they also said they felt more sluggish and less energetic after a few days of less sleep. pregnant women who experience depression and anxiety could be putting their child at greater risk for asthma. 70% of mothers who said they had high levels of anxiety or depression during pregnancy also reported their child wheezing before age five.
check back in with us today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. we could soon be hitting triple digit temperatures again. the first heat related death of the year also. major vandalism at david letterman's home away from home. what new yorkers are saying about the man found inside there. join us for these stories and all the breaking news today at 4:00. stay with us. the forecast is next. ,,,,,,,,,,
welcome back. starting to heat up today, here's marty. >> starting to heat up? it's heated up. we have discussed the heat. i want to look at the latter part of the five-day forecast. by mid-week we're back to four above normal. thursday, friday and saturday temperatures in the mid-80s. back to you. have you ever seen the movie "up in the air"? >> sure. >> a real life ryan bingham is making waves with united airlines. a traveling salesman has reached the ten million frequent flier mark. he has flown enough times to circle the globe 400 times. >> if he has a girlfriend he flies with, don't go visit her
at home. >> right. exactly. >> can you imagine? >> ten million miles? no. >> i love traveling. >> thank you for watching. ,,,,,